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Gaius Musonius Rufus

Roman philosopher

Gaius Musonius (Memius) Rufus, was a Roman Stoic philosopher of the 1st century AD.


  • Being good is the same as being a philosopher. If you obey your father, you will follow the will of a man; if you choose the philosopher's life, the will of God. It is plain, therefore, that your duty lies in the pursuit of philosophy.
    • Fragment 16 "What is the best provision for old age," in Moral Exhortation (1986), p. 32

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